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Obituary: Jacqueline Law Died at Age 46 from Pancreatic Cancer

By on July 1, 2012

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Former Hong Kong TVB actress, Jacqueline Law (羅慧娟), died in her Singapore home on June 30th. Jacqueline had suffered from pancreatic cancer for the past 2 years. She was critically hospitalized several times earlier this year. Experiencing hearing loss, depression, and pancreatic cancer, 46-year-old Jacqueline still maintained an optimistic view in life.

Jacqueline’s husband, 62-year-old Singapore Exchange Securities Director, Lau Chi Man (劉志敏), stated, “She will no longer endure any pain after leaving this world.” Marrying in 2008, Jacqueline was shortly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010.

On June 30th, Jacqueline Law’s elder sister sent a message to the media, stating, “My sister, Jacqueline Law, has passed away peacefully in Singapore at 4:53 AM this morning.” At a press conference, her stepson also confirmed Jacqueline’s death, while attempting to hold in his tears. He said that the family was preparing for the funeral and that he would not reveal any related details because of his father’s (Jacqueline’s husband) will.

It was rumoured that Jacqueline’s funeral is scheduled to take place on July 4th following Christian traditions and her body will be subsequently cremated. A memorial service will reportedly be held by her husband in Hong Kong on July 12th.

A Bright Star

Jacqueline’s acting career started when she starred in television drama, The Book and the Sword <書劍恩仇錄> in the 1980s. In 1999, she lost hearing ability in her right ear after a diving accident. Her father declared bankruptcy and she suffered from depression between 2000 and 2004.

In 2010, she was diagnosed with cancer. Despite being seriously ill, she still continued her DVD production chronicling her journey of battling cancer in February. In April, three months before her death, she attended her stepson’s wedding banquet, while accompanied by her husband and mother-in-law.

Jacqueline was once in a three-year relationship with Stephen Chow (周星馳). The pair fell in love after filming 1989’s The Final Combat <蓋世豪俠>, which propelled Stephen to stardom. The relationship reportedly ended because of Stephen’s mother’s objection.

In February this year, Jacqueline held a farewell ceremony in Hong Kong, where she invited more than 20 close friends and relatives to attend. She expressed her post-death wishes to each of her close friends. Jacqueline’s family has a history of cancer, which took away the lives of her father and her husband’s ex-wife.

Friends Bid Farewell

Upon learning about Jacqueline’s death, Macau singer, Louie Castro (賈思樂) mourned, “Jacqueline always had a wish to be permanently with God. It is good that she can now do that. I hope she will have peace of mind in her afterlife. Jacqueline did not have any unfulfilled wishes. She only wanted to see her close friends more often in her last days.”

Louie denied rumours claiming that Jacqueline’s weight dropped to 80 pounds a month ago. “Although she appears to be a little bit tired, she was still very pretty and cheerful. We talked about a lot of happy things.”

Leon Lai (黎明) costarred with Jacqueline in TVB drama, The Challenge of Life <人在邊緣> 22 years ago. Leon said, “I feel very unhappy about her death. Birth, aging, illness, and death are inevitable in life. I only hope that she has a good afterlife and her family will be strong and live happily in the future.”

On the day after Jacqueline’s death, reporters were unable to reach her close friends, Monica Chan (陳法蓉), Kitty Lai (黎美嫻), Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), and Annie Liu (廖安麗). All of them were said to be on their way to Singapore to attend Jacqueline’s funeral.

Sources: Oriental Daily via hktv.com, ihktv.com

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  • Readers' Comments (29)

    1. thewong says:

      Rest in peace.

      • doris lee says:

        I followed closely on Jacqueline Law’s news. Sad to hear that she passed away
        peacefully but she will remain in her fans’ heart filled with her love & cheerful smile. God love you & will receive you in his heaven!

    2. stmlw20 says:

      :( this is sad news. rest in peace Jacqueline Law

    3. Ashley says:

      RIP . Pancreatic cancer is the worst cancer . my friend’s mom passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 29 after 5 months diagnosed wit it , one dau before jacqueline . Now they are gone peacefully to heaven .

    4. irene says:

      rest in peace Jacqueline..

    5. tammy says:

      Just want to cry when i read this news. She was a good actress back in the 80s & early 90s. Saw Golden Snake Sword with her and Ekin Cheng again last month..siGH…
      RIP

    6. pandamao says:

      RIP.

    7. Jayne says:

      I sensed that Jacqueline’s suffering was coming to an end, especially since a JayneStars reader from Singapore had informed us that she saw Jacqueline hospitalized in a local Singapore facility.

      Jacqueline appeared to be a loving person and cherished her friends deeply. Her bright smile and cheerfulness will be remembered by fans as well.

    8. vivien says:

      RIP

    9. Daniel says:

      R.I.P Jacqueline, my deepest condolences to Jacqueline’s family.

    10. elin says:

      condolences…

    11. Larry 3 says:

      Very sad. Condolences to her family and her friends. RIP.

    12. exoidus says:

      R.I.P Jacqueline, very sad news ;(

    13. sam says:

      Rest in peace Jacqueline Law. You’ll be missed!

    14. baby panda says:

      I really liked Jacqueline as an actress, and was lucky to see her perform in Toronto with Kitty Lai, Deric Wan and Mo Mo a long time ago. She was very friendly and even signed my magazines and took photos with me. I will surely miss her and sincere condolences to her family and friends.

    15. Hannahh says:

      RIP :( Will pray for you!

    16. lim funn says:

      Rest in peace. You’ll be missed. Very sad news indeed. Good to hear that she has no unfulfilled wishes in her last days

    17. fiona says:

      rip to her

    18. Larry 3 says:

      There is a hour long interview posted up last year on her on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm9Hco3Ld4Y

      • sandcherry says:

        Larry 3
        Thanks for your link. I enjoyed watching the video clip on Jacqueline Law.

    19. sandcherry says:

      May Jacqueline rest in peace, Amen. I am sure she will have a happy life in Heaven.

    20. Lol says:

      Rip Jacqueline.
      Cancer has taken too many lives :-(

    21. HeTieShou says:

      Heard about this already and may she rest in peace. I will always remember all of the great memories that she has bought to my family and I. My deepest sympathies to her family and friend. I know the pain of losing a loved one but that is a fact of life and everyone will have to reach that point one day. At least she no longer has to suffer…

    22. JC11 says:

      Deeply sadden by her passing. She is one of my favourite actress. RIP

    23. ping0 says:

      rest in peace :(

    24. Paigey says:

      RIP Jacqueline. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends!

    25. NP says:

      I am sadden by Jacqueline’s premature death but is glad that she was able to say goodbye to her friends and family. May she rest in peace. Condolences to her family and friends

    26. 4.53 am says:

      She became a Christian some years ago after she had hearing problem caused by diving. Soon after, she got married.

      Then 2 years after, she got pancreatic cancer.

      As a Christian, she had been inbued and ingrained to trust God.

      In February 2012, She was brave enough to brace the end of her life with her sharing of her preparedness of her ending of life and her loves and wishes to all of her close friends and relatives in HK.

      It showed how wonderful Christians are as they have God to take them to heaven.

      Christians have a stable and matured graces and emotions on death matters.

      They thus take their deaths with God’s grace. They remain happy and kept to their happiness.

      They do not have to cry, creating fear and anxiety, disturbing sadness and sorrowful when they prepare their eventual and final departures from this world.

      Her preparedness of death had drawn much respect from me. She was a wonderful who trusted God faithfully into her final days.

      She is now in peace and in good health in the arm of the Lord in heaven.

    27. nikko says:

      I am deeply sadden her passing. She is very friendly and helpful. May Jacqueline Law rest in peace,Amen

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